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About Cafe Escadrille

Just 15 minutes north of Boston, Cafe Escadrille is a landmark restaurant and neighborhood gem known for its great food, drink and service. The restaurant offers classic and new American dishes in a lively, casual atmosphere. Live music starts nightly at 8pm. During the warmer months you can enjoy cocktails or dining on our Outdoor Patio. The Famous Mahogany Bar is one of the few places in the greater Boston area serving food until midnight. Private and Semi-Private dining available for groups. Cafe Escadrille has something for everyone!

26 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, French

Hours of Operation:
Late Night Menu available Monday – Saturday until Midnight.
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Ray Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 273-1916

Website:
http://www.cafeescadrille.com/

Entertainment:
We offer live music during every night from 8:00pm - Midnight. Please check our website for more information CafeEscadrille.com.

Parking Details:
We offer a large private parking lot for both the restaurant and function facility with complimentary valet parking. For guests staying in area hotels, we also offer complimentary transportation with our 15-passenger Cafe Escadrille shuttle. Please call 781.273.1916 for more information.

Public Transit:
Cafe Escadrille is located on several MBTA bus routes.

Executive Chef:
Brian Theurer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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We understand that plans change, but when guests do not honor their reservations or cancel without proper notice, customers on the waiting list lose the opportunity to dine with us. If your reservation is not cancelled by Saturday November 18th, 2017 you will be charged $100. Thank you.

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Mon 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Tue - Thu 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

Our elegant function facility is the perfect venue for weddings,social events, business breakfasts, meetings, seminars, conferences for 10 to 350. See the Private Dining section of our website for private event menus and packages. Free valet parking, renowned wine director, an in-house pastry chef.

Cafe Escadrille Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (65)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Good for Birthdays (43)
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Good for a Date (33)
Great for Lunch (32)
Good for Groups (29)
Worth the Drive (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Business Meals (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Romantic (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Casual (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Live Music (16)
Fun (15)
Cozy (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

I've been to Café Escadrille many times and the food is delicious. The bar is great, but you can NEVER get a seat. If you are lucky enough to catch it right, you will enjoy a lively bar and good service. We were seated right on time for our reservation, but unfortunately it was in a different room than I had ever been in, which was very bright and busy. We were placed right near a busy, loud, swinging door service area. We had stated on our reservation that it was an anniversary dinner, and that was acknowledged by the hostess, but didn't seem to matter when it came to their seating choice for us. Our server seemed stressed, rushed and slightly disinterested. Our food was timely and delicious, and it did not disappoint. If the service and atmosphere had been half as good as the food, it would have been a wonderful experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

We go to the Cafe Escadrille several times a year, usually for special occasions. We love to sit in the Gourmet room because the ambience is nicer than the main room, but we were disappointed that they have discontinued the special gourmet menu. Nevertheless, the new HUGE menu has something for everyone, with lots of combination dinners.

We ate there on 11/11/17, and the food was exceptional! My husband and I both ordered the filet mignon and king crab legs combo. The steak was cooked to perfection--medium rare, and the crab legs were already cracked and easy to eat. Delicious! We went again with friends on 11/18/17, and my husband and I loved our meals so much the week before that we ordered them again. This time the filet was cooked a little too much, more medium than medium rare. The main issue this time that was a disappointment was the service. The server was in such a rush that she never asked if anyone wanted water for the table, and barely stayed for a second to answer any questions. She just seemed curt and not very friendly. In the past the wait staff used to have such "polish" that it always felt like a very classy place. Now, even though the food is good, the wait staff just don't seem to have that savoir faire they used to.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The service, by our waiter at table 15 was great. His attention to detail and pleasant, friendly manner made the experience and the food even better.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Have wanted to try Cafe E for long time and were not disappointed . Not in our backyard but worth the trip. Food and service excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My husband and I had a delightful anniversary dinner here. The lobster cocktail was wonderful and a nice change from shrimp. I had veal with lobster and my husband had steak, both were excellently prepared. The chocolate cake with coffee ice cream was a great ending to a wonderful day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Consistently excellent food, loyal top notch waitstaff, and a quiet room to the side where you can have a conversation, makes this a great night out for us. It’s busy, so sometimes it takes a while for things to come out of the kitchen.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Hello,
We typically go to the Capital Grille or North End yearly for our birthdays (4 of us) - this year, we decided to switch it up and I have to be honest, I would have preferred the Capital Grille. Two had fish which was just ok I was told, another person ordered rare filet and it was medium (no juice). I had a well done filet and sweet potato which was very good. We ordered a side of spinach which never showed up. I ordered crème brulee for dessert which was cold - the last time I had crème brulee it was warm and and the top was carmelized - this was cold and no carmelization on the top....perhaps you make it differently? All in all, it was ok.
Thank you,
Sharon

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Escadrille is always reliable and consistently great! The food, the service, the ambiance, the music - all are great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Escadrille. Started with a French kiss martini, which was delicious, and ordered the baked stuffed shrimp with filet and my husband ordered the NY strip. My husband enjoyed his steak,and my filet was tender and delicious but the shrimp was a bit fishy tasting. Ended with a cappuccino, and we shared the bread pudding which was outstanding. Great atmosphere here and the singer and piano player were very good. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent as usual.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Little loud, couldn’t hear the people in the party.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The girls behind the front desk were very polite and friendly. Carlos and Wilson, our waiters, were terrific. Food was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always a great meal & service.
I've been eating here for over 30 years and have never been disappointed.!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food but a little pricey. The wait staff seemed over whelmed with other tables, but his service when dealing with our table was exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My sister (in Malden) and we (Hopkinton) always meet at the Cafe Escadrille for lunch
and once we had a a total of 11 from the "McCarthy" clan get together for a special occasion.

It is by far our favorite restaurant. We have never been disappointed with the food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere - everything is just the top of what a customer should expect - you have never disappointed!

Our server this time was Juan Carlos and he couldn't have been more informative nor considerate!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Took over 30 mins to take our order after being seated. Then they forgot half our order. Was very loud and the waitress was extremely rude. We used to go here weekly, now we are taking it out of our rotation. We're seared quickly with our reservation, then forgotten!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Open Table reservations, as usual, were punctual. Everyone in our party was very happy with their meals. The Duck L’Orange is consistently the best I ever had anywhere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our server Ralph, very pleasant, made the night enjoyable, was very attentive.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Are you kidding me?!
The decor was so old. Everything about it was old, not like antique, but just needs renovation, desperately.
The servers were sloppy. We saw one of them take a potato from one plate and with her bare hands, move it to another plate. Gross!
The food was mediocre. All of it. Even the bread.
And the prices are high.
So you do the math. We would never ever return to this place and it is amazing to us that it still exists.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A no frills solid restaurant with great food and aps, wonderful service by Wilson and they pour a good drink. Oh, save room for desert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was good but, very overpriced. Service was good. I have had better meals for 2/3 the price. Nothing entices me to return.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent location, food and service all fairly priced - would recommend to others. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waiter Victor was so nice and funny! He's a keeper

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It has been around 10 years since having dinner at the establishment and 5 years since I did my wife's baby shower at the conference section - the experience was disappointing. The steaks were completely bland / no flavor even with the sauces. The Alaskan King Crab was good and the Lobster that was experienced by my wife. With the Del Frisco's Grille - Burlington and also the Bancroft .. both are very good and with quality - cost is more but you have a higher percentage of satisfaction with these establishments. I don't want to be negative, the Cafe has some soul searching to do to evolve to compete. The waitress was fast and very efficient.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was a birthday occasion but I was disappointed that it wasn’t acknowledged.
Food and service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Waitress was very attentive and very friendly and provided us with all the specials for that evening and explained them very well. She was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Clam chowder and creme brulee were exceptional above average in this meal. The salad, the calamari appetizer, and the seafood al fredo were average.
Chowder
Best part of my meal. One of the best I have had.
Creme brulee
Awesome desert. Custard was well done. Again, one if the best I have had
Service
Ralph, our server, was exceptional. He had a natural sociability that made him part of the family. Very good waiter.
Alfredo
The noodles were over cooked but The seafood was quite good. Sauce was simple, which works for the seafood. Not overpowering. Scallops, shrimp and lobster meat was fresh.
I added pepper yo spice it up a little, as it was very bland. But seafood palates differ. Some like to taste the seafood. So no complaint.
Calamari
Appetizer tasted like it was frozen. Did not taste fresh. The best part were the fresh peppers and onion added to the taste. The additions were the best part. Calamri was not great.
Salad
Average salad. Steak house type prep

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always consistent delicious food (including dessert) & drinks. Professional wait staff always a plus.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We go there this week every year in memory of my dad's passing

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dinner was excellent as always at Cafe Escadrille! Our waitress was attentive and
very busy. The bar was a little slow, and one filet was cooked a little too rare, but the waitress
insisted we send it back, but we did not, and so no complaints there.
A prime rib, and 2 other filets were cooked perfectly. The scallops were delicious.
One of our favorite places to dine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a wonderful experience as usual. I have yet to be disappointed and I've been there many times.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

My wife (now deceased) and I enjoyed fine dinners at the Escadrille over the years. We often take friends and relatives on occasions of out-of-town visits to dine there. This occasion was to dine & visit with my nephew & his wife who traveled to NE from WA state for education & tourism. Only disappointment: No birthday surprise! (The occasion was noted on the reservation.) HCK

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food was delicious but the music was down beat. Overall very, very good from apps to dessert and a great place to enjoy a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My wife and I have been dining at the Café Escadrille for more than twenty years, and it remains our favorite "go to" place for special occasions. We had the $90 chateaubriand for two at our last visit and it was outstanding. Andrew has served us during past visits and he remains a consummate professional. It was truly a memorable meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent as always! I've been a customer for 35 years and have always enjoyed my time there.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was fair at best. Bacon wrapped scallops were good. Pretty noisy and was seated at a 2 top with BARELY any room. Both my husband and I had a tough time getting in/out of our seats and we are in good shape. Probably won't be back. Expensive. Service was pretty good however.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Consistently good
Have never had a bad meal in all the years we have been going
Great meeting place for friends

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Went there for daughters 24th birthday. Food was fantastic, steaks cooked perfectly, tasty and succulent. Our waiter Victor was friendly, professional, witty and always there when we needed anything. We will be back again and again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Old school restaurant seems to be resting on their laurels. Entrees are overpriced considering quality. Shrimp scampi for $28 contained small to medium overcooked, tough shrimp and characterless pasta with barely perceptible taste of garlic. No vegetarian options but inexplicably a full sushi menu. Caesar salad was just OK but not made to order like in the past. Fried cauliflower appetizers ($11) was a huge disappointment with no more than 5 charred florets in a weak chili sauce. Very sad approximation of what used to be a high quality local institution.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

This restaurant is top notch. There is a message on the menu that says that if they have the ingredients, they will make what is requested-- my wife liked the topping on one item, but wanted a different fish. The chef gladly accommodated. Service was terrific. Can't say enough 😃😃😃

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